Bristol Yacht Club

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101 Poppasquash Road
Bristol, RI 02809
41° 40' 32.87'', -71° 17' 16.97''
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401-253-2922
VHF Ch. 68
www.bristolyc.com
Bristol Harbor
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Bristol Yacht Club
Breezy later this afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
52℉NW at 20 knots
Low04:11AM0.652ft
High11:53AM3.734ft
Low05:02PM0.771ft
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About


Bristol Yacht Club had a modest birth in 1877 when a group of Brown University students got together and formed the Zephyr Boat Club "for the purpose of mutual interests and the practicing of rowing on our harbor, the principal object of the club being however to have a good time."

That same year, the Zephyr Boat Club became the Neptune Boat Club, and in 1899 we became the Bristol Yacht Club. Our initial purpose, having a good time, has continued on for over 100 years. We've updated this mission to "encourage and promote yachting, seamanship, aquatic sports and social activities among our members." We've had several clubhouses in several locations around the harbor but our desire to have fun has helped us survive fires, floods, hurricanes, and two world wars.

Today, Bristol Yacht Club sits in the west side of Bristol Harbor in the old Red Crest Estate. In 1955 some forward thinking members saw an opportunity, purchased the site, and the rest is history.

Our recently renovated clubhouse and active waterfront make it easy to have fun. Members actively volunteer to maintain the house, grounds, and waterfront. We might host an informal clambake on the lawn one day and a formal dinner dance the next. Our competitive but friendly Wednesday race series often draws more than 40 boats on the line; we are active in the NBYA (Narragansett bay Yachting Association), MOHOSA (Mount Hope Sailing Association), and Newport to Bermuda races. Our annual Sid Clark Offshore Race dates back to 1904 and may well be the oldest distance race in the country.

Over the years our members have raced fleets of Herreshoff 12 1/2s, Herreshoff S boats, International 110s, Thistles, Dyer Dhows, Pearson 26s, Sea Sprites, 420s, Lasers, Optis, Mercuries, and A-Cats. The Penguin frostbite fleet is one of the oldest continuously operating frostbite fleets in the country.

The annual cruises in and out of the bay are perfect opportunities for developing life-long friendships. Visiting yacht clubs on their cruises find Bristol Yacht Club a convenient place to visit as we are close to so many shore side activities, museums, and restaurants.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017

Moorings:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Water Taxi:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Floating Docks:Yes
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kamp1121Sep 17, 2018
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The staff was very friendly and responsive to our request for a mooring location. Look forward to our next visit!

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jdhooker518Aug 26, 2018
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Wonderful service !

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jkwalkerAug 15, 2018
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Awesome club, great service (especially the launch driver Peter), and beautiful town. I'm glad we stopped there even if it was just one night!!

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phyllissilvaAug 05, 2018
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BYC is lovley, very accommodating. It was beautiful stay with the exception of the 3.5 inches of rain on Saturday ! We will come back again 👍🏻😎

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marknfranklinJul 02, 2018
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This would usually be an excellent place to pick up a mooring at relatively little expense, and with an excellent ferry service to take you ashore and back; but with the wind due South quite a sea can pile up. We also have had endless hassles with Dockwa claiming payment has been refused while my bank insists no request for payment by Dockwa has been made.

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zfletchAug 14, 2017
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Great location and hospitality.

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jdrinaneAug 05, 2017
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Very beautiful spot and club staff very accommodating

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richmalerbaJul 16, 2017
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Dan the launch driver is great !

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